This volume collects the speeches of four orators involved in the ill-fated resistance of Athens to the power of Philip and Alexander the Great of Macedon. Lycurgus of Athens, ca. 396?325 BCE, concentrated on domestic affairs, especially financial, which he managed for twelve years, and naval matters. He also constructed and repaired important public buildings. Athens refused to surrender him to Alexander and honoured him until his death. Dinarchus of Corinth, ca. 361?291, as resident alien in Athens became a forensic speaker and also assailed Demosthenes and others. He was accused by Alexander's runaway treasurer Harpalus of corruption. Dinarchus favoured oligarchic government under Macedonian control. He prospered under the regency of Demetrius Phalereus (317?307), but was exiled after the restoration of democracy, returning ca. 292. Demades of Athens, ca. 380?318, was an able seaman, then unscrupulous politician. He favoured Philip, but fought for Athens at Chaeronea (338). Captured there and released by Philip, he helped to make peace, and later influenced Alexander and then Antipater in Athens' favour. But acceptance of bribes and his tortuous policy ruined him and he was executed by Antipater. Hyperides of Athens, ca. 390?322, was a forensic and political speaker who was hostile to Philip and led Athens' patriots after 325. For resistance to Antipater he ultimately met death by violence. What survives today of his speeches was discovered in the nineteenth century.
This volume collects the speeches of four orators involved in the ill-fated resistance of Athens to the power of Philip and Alexander the Great of Macedon.
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Category: Loeb classical library
Excerpt from Minor Attic Orators, Vol. 1 of 2: Antiphon, Andocides; With an English Translation The text upon which the present translation is based is that of I. Bekker (1822) but I have not hesitated to introduce such alterations and corrections as the fresh manuscript evidence and detailed linguistic study of the last hundred years have made necessary or probable. The critical apparatus, while by no means exhaustive, will, i hope, prove full enough to enable the reader to appreciate for himself the rela tive value of the principal sources from which the text of Antiphon and Andocides derives. Of the surviving fragments all those are printed which possess any historical or literary importance. It appeared beyond the scope of the present volume to include isolated words quoted by the ancient lexico graphers as grammatical rarities. These are readily accessible in existing editions of the two authors and are of no interest to the general reader. In regard to the translation itself I need say only that I have aimed at being both accurate and readable, but am fully conscious that I have too often failed to be either. I should, however, like to take this oppor tunity of thanking many friends for their sugges tions and advice, particularly the present Warden of Merton, Sir John Miles, whose critical acumen and long experience of comparative law have re. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Author: Kenneth John Maidment
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Social Science
Category: Greek literature
In Horos, Thea Potter explores the complex relationship between classical philosophy and the ‘horos’, a stone that Athenians erected to mark the boundaries of their marketplace, their gravestones, their roads and their private property. Potter weaves this history into a meditation on the ancient philosophical concept of horos, the foundational project of determination and definition, arguing that it is central to the development of classical philosophy and the marketplace. Horos challenges many significant interpretations of ancient thought. With nuance and insight, Potter combines the works of Aristotle, Plato, Homer and archaic Greek inscriptions with the twentieth-century continental philosophy of Heidegger, Derrida and Walter Benjamin. The result is a powerful study of the theme of boundaries in classical Athenian society as evidenced by boundary stones, law and exchange, ontology, insurgency and occupation. The innovative book will be of interest to scholars in the fields of ancient Greek social history, philosophy, and literature, as well as to the general reader who is curious to know more about classical life and philosophy.
Andocides. (1968) Minor Attic Orators Volume 1: Antiphon Andocides, trans. K.J. Maidment. Loeb Cassical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA. Alaimo, Stacy. (2010) Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self.
Author: Thea Potter
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy during antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.
Andocides, On the Mysteries. Trans. K.J. Maidment, 1967 Minor Attic Orators. Volume I:Antiphon, Andocides 1967 Cambridge, Mass. Andocides, On the Return. Trans. K.J. Maidment, 1967 MinorAttic Orators. Volume I: Antiphon, Andocides.
Author: James Beresford